The Crystal Palace, a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000-square-foot (92,000 m2) exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m).[1] It was three times larger than the size of St Paul's Cathedral. It was moved to Penge Peak in South London in 1854 but burnt down in 1936.

The Crystal Palace, a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000-square-foot (92,000 m2) exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m).[1] It was three times larger than the size of St Paul's Cathedral. It was moved to Penge Peak in South London in 1854 but burnt down in 1936. Stock Photo
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3439 x 3642 px | 29.1 x 30.8 cm | 11.5 x 12.1 inches | 300dpi

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4 October 2018

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London, England

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